She was on the computer, and I had her close her eyes, told her I had a suprise for her. I had found a couple month old Watchtower, and as her eyes were shut, I reached around and laid the magazine in front of her.
We have never as a couple had any witness magazines in our home, and had been quite a while since we had looked at one at all.
She looked at it, and groaned, as she read to me the same dribble that we hadn't seen first hand in years.
Come to think of it, she tortured herself as she continued to read the nonsense. She would blurt out different parts of the magazine, and we would suffer flashbacks.
When she finished it, she handed it over to me. I scanned the pages, and noticed that it could have been a magazine from 10 years ago. Nothing was different. Same crap, different magazine. This one was talking about how horrible work is for everyone, and how we should not work overtime, for that may cause us to miss meetings.
Interesting, I wonder how often the witnesses are using work as an excuse for missing meetings. Maybe this is a nation wide epidemic. Sure is an easy excuse, not too much they can say. Hey, I had to work overtime. Seems logical.
But they want those with work problems to go ahead and change careers that would not adversly affect time spent going to meetings, personal study, and don't forget, banging on doors.
I have read much on mind control, as well as books on just human behavior etc, and the more I glanced at this magazine, it so clearly showed how the WTS is able to control the average witness. Repeating the same stuff all the time until it is fully engrained in their minds.
Anyways, the magazine was a laugh, but brought about a deeper sense of sadness for those who have been so affected by what is inside, and brought back memories I am not so sure I wanted to remember.
One thing to talk about the nonsense on a site such as this, quite another when you know the "real truth" behind the Watchtower and then read it with your own hands. I have to get rid of it. To see again the pictures of the new order (doesn't new order sound cultish when you think about it?) with the witnesses building a home, with lions watching over the place. And then to see the Watchtower study articles. Was that not the most boring, mind numbing stuff to read? And the absolute worst was having to sit through an hour of going through the article at the meeting with questions and answers. I swear they went on for hours.........
Funny, an hour to sit and talk about the article during the meeting. Same time it takes to watch only 2 episodes of a favorite televison sitcom, or an hour of CSI. That tv show sure goes by quick, but that same hour during the study, I swear I could read War and Peace during that meeting.
Anyways, you will be glad to know, that I am disposing of that magazine tonight. Hmmmm, I do need something to start the fireplace with...........
My poor wife. She didn't deserve this tonight.